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Rev Esp Enferm Dig. 2016 Feb;108(2):107-8.

Celiac disease and fibromyalgia: Is there an association?

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1
Medicine, Positivo Universtiy, Brasil.
2
Medicine, Evangelical University, Brasil.
3
Medicine, Evangelical University, Brazil.
4
Rheumatology Unit, Evangelical University, Brasil.

Abstract

It has been found that celiac disease (CD) and non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) have a high prevalence in fibromyalgia (FM) patients. NCGS is a relatively new entity characterized by gastrointestinal and extra-intestinal manifestations in the absence of CD or wheat allergy. It is different from CD because anti-transglutaminase (anti-tTG) or endomysial antibodies (IgA-EmA) are lacking and the intestinal mucosa is normal or with mild abnormalities as increased intraepithelial lymphocytes in the absence of villous atrophy.

PMID:
26838498
DOI:
10.17235/reed.2015.3992/2015
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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